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Friday, May 12, 2017
A licensed direct entry midwife (LDM) supervises the conduct and labor of childbirth, advises the parent as to the progress of childbirth, and renders prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care. Licensed direct entry midwives provide care in the home, in birthing centers, clinics, and as teachers at midwifery schools. Licensure to practice direct entry midwifery in Oregon under ORS 687.405 to 687.495 is mandatory unless a person meets certain exceptions listed in ORS 687.415. Only licensed midwives are legally authorized to administer legend or prescription drugs and devices. A license to practice direct entry midwifery under ORS 687.405 to 687495 is required for purposes of reimbursement under medical assistance programs.
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